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Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

Job Title: iCCM State Delivery Officer 

Department: Technical
Length of Contract: 3 years
Role type: National
Grade: 7
Travel involved: In-country
Child safeguarding level: Non Focal Point
Reporting to: Line manager: Programme Manager
Direct Reports: Demand Creation Officer, Supply Chain Officer and Driver
Country and Project Background

  • The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded Support To National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016)
  • The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 programmes and projects
  • It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:
    • Malaria Control/Elimination
    • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
    • Nutrition
    • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
  • Malaria Consortium has recently become a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.
  • The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2020 in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to achieve seven objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 7 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, Gombe and iCCM only in Kebbi and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies:
    • To ensure at least 80% of targeted population utilizes appropriate preventive measures by 2020
    • To test all care-seeking persons with suspected malaria using RDT or microscopy by 2020
    • To treat all individuals with confirmed malaria seen in private or public facilities with effective anti-malarial drug by 2020
    • To provide adequate information to all Nigerians such that at least 80% of the populace habitually takes appropriate malaria preventive and treatment measures as necessary by 2020
    • To ensure the timely availability of appropriate antimalarial medicines and commodities required for prevention and treatment of malaria in Nigeria wherever they are needed by 2018
    • At least 80% of health facilities in all LGAs report routinely on malaria by 2020
    • To strengthen governance and coordination of all stakeholders for effective program implementation towards an “A” rating by 2018 on a standardized scorecard

Job Purpose

  • To work with the Zonal Project Manager (ZPM) and team in providing technical support and direct implementation of projects for iCCM activities with a focus on the identification, training, logistic system for iCCM commodities and supervision of health facility and community health workers in the state.

Scope of Work

  • The ICCM State Delivery Officer would support the implementation of integrated community case management (iCCM) in identified hard-to-reach (HTR) communities of Kebbi State by working with State MoH, LGAs, partners and other stakeholders at the state, LGA and community levels.

Key Working Relationships

  • The officer working under the line-management of the Zonal Programme Manager (ZPM) and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners would deliver aspects of the programme as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.

Key Accountabilities
Technical Contributions (70%):

  • Work with the programme team and other relevant personnel at the zonal and country offices to lead activities for smooth transition of closed out iCCM project into the new GF funded malaria programme
  • To build and manage an effective and technically sound iCCM programme team in the state
  • Support the ZPM in preparing project Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR) which is submitted to the Principal Recipient (PR) quarterly, including narrative reports on a timely basis
  • Work with the zonal and national finance teams to prepare quarterly financial reports
  • Manage risks to Malaria Consortium including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environment
  • Work with the project M&E Officer and Country M&E Specialist to ensure that high quality project data is collected, analysed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders at all levels and reported to PI
  • Contribute to the review of iCCM supervision model and roll-out plan
  • Coordinate implementation of supervisory activities to community health volunteers based on finalized supervisory plan
  • Take the lead in assessing the logistics and supply chain for iCCM commodities in the states
  • Contribute to adaptation of iCCM training manuals to Kebbi State context
  • Coordinate the planning and roll-out of training of health facility and community health volunteers
  • Contribute to the finalization of criteria for selection of communities, health facilities and volunteers for iCCM project implementation based on continuum of care approach
  • Work with the Demand Creation officer to coordinate the selection of communities in the selected LGAs for iCCM implementation
  • Work with the Demand Creation Officer to coordinate mapping and identification of health facility and community health volunteers in iCCM catchment areas
  • Preparation and submission of project malaria technical activity reports to zonal project manager
  • Coordinate the project specific and support to State ministry of health on procurement, supply chain and logistics activities
  • Contribute to the finalisation of the project performance and M&E frameworks and take the lead in the operationalization of the frameworks
  • Support State M&E activities
  • Represent MC on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at state level with approval of the zonal programme manager
  • Liaise with the State SMoH, partners and other SRs (especially Society for Family Health) for successful implementation ACSM activities for ICCM implementation in Kebbi state
  • Work closely with PMI during mass distribution of LLINs in Kebbi State.

Project management (20%):

  • Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all relevant project start up and planning tools on time
  • Contribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the workplan and smooth transition of the project to government
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Project Manager

Technical performance management and quality assurance (10%):

  • Contribute to the roll-out of project service delivery activities which meet international standard of quality
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the project
  • Work with the relevant zonal and country personnel to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see to the smooth end of the programme
  • Be responsible for state level quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Medical, Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Significant experience of working in developing countries
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills

Work-based Skills and Competencies

  • Technical knowledge and skills in control of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Familiar with public health principles
  • Familiar with monitoring and evaluation of community based health programmes
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:

  • LEVEL C - Supports others to achieve results:
    • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
    • Supports others to plan and deliver results
    • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and Use of Information:

  • LEVEL B – Uses evidence to support work:
    • Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
    • Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
    • Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
    • Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs

Interpersonal and Communications:

  • LEVEL B – Fosters two-way communication:
    • Recalls others’ main points and takes them into account in own communication
    • Checks own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
    • Maintains constructive, open and consistent communication with others
    • Resolves minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively

Collaboration and Partnering:

  • LEVEL B – Collaborates effectively across teams:
    • Proactive in providing and seeking support from expert colleagues
    • Raises difficult issues with teams/ partners and stakeholders with a view to positive resolution
    • Proactive in building a rapport with a diverse range of people

Leading and Motivating People:

  • LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:
    • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
    • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
    • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
    • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills
    • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties


  • LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:
    • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
    • Adapts team approach, goals and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
    • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the Values:

  • LEVEL C - Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:
    • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
    • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences.


  • N3,830,400.


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